So, if any of you do offline work I am sure that you get some cheap customers who tell you in a phone call that your proposed price is too steep and that they have found someone else. Well that has happened to me again, but this time I thought I would share it with the forum and put a twist on it.
So here is some background info...
I get a potential client, a referred one at that, so I think it is in the bag. I do my pre-consultation and all that great stuff. I then send him over a proposal, which simply breaks down as follows:
Module 1: Website Package - $1200
Includes 5 page website with custom design, all content, copy for all of his products, paypal integration, newsletter integration, the works basically...
Module 2: Marketing - $800
I offered a marketing package to send some highly targeted visitors to his website, mainly by the use of high ranking blogs in Google.
Module 3: Maintenance - $600 ($50/month for a year)
This package include all necessary changes to the website, tweaks to the marketing package, and updated content for the blogs, etc...
I send this over and get a call back after the weekend saying that they have found someone else. Me being curious asked, "How much are you paying the other guy and what are you getting?"
He explained that we was getting "the works", a full website package + marketing for $450!
I was shocked to say the least!
I thanked him for his time and hung up the phone, but the dark side of me wanted to say something back to him...
Now, before I ask the question that this thread is really about, let me say this. I would never actually be impolite to a potential client, so this thread is a JOKE!
Here is the question...
What would be your best comeback, against one of these cheap clients if you could say it without repercussion?
I'll start off with mine...
This is more of a long term comeback, but it is great! I would wait until the other guy finished the website and call the client again pretending to be a different marketing firm. I would say, "Hi, this is David from so and so marketing firm, I see that you have a home built website...did you do that yourself?"
Let's hear what you guys have to say!